At Salve Regina University, our master’s degree and certificate program in applied behavior analysis prepares students for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and promotes a thorough understanding of behavioral science. Our supportive, distinguished faculty guide students in becoming compassionate behavior analysts who assist people with autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition, our programs nurture students’ leadership and practical research skills.
Individuals with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree in any major are qualified to apply to our applied behavior analysis programs. Evening classes are available at our Newport and Warwick campuses, and we also coordinate sites for practicum placements.
Explore Our Programs
Our 12-course master’s degree in applied behavior analysis provides the coursework and practicum experience required to sit for the BCBA certification exam and prepares graduates for leadership roles in the field. Flexible electives allow students to pursue psychology and disability topics related to their personal and professional objectives, while the supervised practicum nurtures students’ clinical skills, preparing them for the practicalities of designing behavioral programs for clients.
We also offer a seven-course certificate and practicum experience for professionals who wish to expand on their prior master’s degree in psychology or a related field. This Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies efficiently assists students in preparing for the BCBA exam.
Qualified psychology majors at Salve Regina are invited to apply to our combined bachelor’s/master’s program and complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.